Monday, December 9, 2019

Making Good Progress on Christmas Gifts

One I can show because the recipient doesn't read my blog. Another will have to remain secret for awhile longer.

Recipient #1 requested kitchen items for a potential new home next year. When I asked what color, he said '"Neutral, nothing bright like red."

So neutral it is. Yes, they look pretty boring in a photo. But they'll serve the purpose.

Same method and dimensions as my own potholders that I use all the time. Two fat quarters plus four 2-1/2" WOF strips for binding, all from stash. Double layer Warm and Plush batting scraps (extra thick). Finished at 8-1/2" square after quilting and trimming, 8" after washing and shrinkage.

The recipient is getting other kitchen essentials, too, so I'm compiling some favorite recipes for him as a bonus. Meanwhile, I'm still working on secret stuff, and trying to squeeze in a little bit of sewing for myself as well.

So, how's your secret holiday sewing coming along?

Link ups:
Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Love Laugh Quilt


  1. I love your neutral potholders. How perfect for a man!

  2. These look great! The neutral fabrics will look really great with wood cabinets and maybe a natural stone countertop? Nice!

  3. I started one project yesterday, and decicded on 2 others (and downloaded the patterns) last night... Nothing like waiting until the last minute!